Troy Barn Dance Experience
A new participatory dance series in downtown Troy!
Enjoy dancing to live music! All dances taught; no need to bring a partner.
October 18: Caller Paul Rosenberg with music by Tamarack
November 15: Paul Rosenberg with music by Helderberg Trio
December 8: Special SUNDAY dance at the Victorian Stroll from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. This FREE event takes place at Christ Church, 35 State St.
January 17: John Kirk, Trish Miller & Patricia Kernan
February 21: Paul Rosenberg with music by Curragh
March 20: Paul Rosenberg with music by Loosely Wound String Band
April 17: Paul Rosenberg with music by Set Americain
Dances from 7:15 – 9:30 pm at the Troy YWCA, 21 First St, Troy NY.
Suggested donation of $8 for adults, $5 for students, and $2 for children. Free snacks donated by the Honest Weight Food Coop.
You can download a copy of the flyer here.
WHAT IS A COMMUNITY CONTRA/BARN DANCE?
Community dance is enjoying a resurgence in the North America. It is common in the United Kingdom, where it is known as a “Barn Dance” or “Ceilidh.” Community dancing generally includes a variety of dances and formations during an evening, such as:
Circle (with or without partners)
Longways (columns of partners facing each other)
Couple dances, including polkas, waltzes, schottisches, and a variety of folk and international dances.
Snaky lines or scattered formation
Participants can immediately have fun and feel successful at a community dance – there is no need for a beginner’s workshop because all dances are “entry level.” Everyone is welcome, regardless of age or how slow-moving they might be. Children and elderly are welcomed and included.
See what our local community dances are like in this video:
YWCA, 21 1st Street, Troy, NY, USA